The creator of the sci-fi magical girl franchise Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is putting out a new anime this fall titled ViVid Strike!, and surprise! Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid protagonist Vivio is in this new anime, meaning it probably takes place in the same universe. Though ViVid Strike! was announced earlier this year, we had no idea if it would be another work in the Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise or even what kind of story it would be. That all changes today, however, as the first promotional video for the anime has been unveiled. Take a look:

Kid: You guys are too cheeky.
Kid: You guys don’t even have parents, so don’t try and fight back against us!
Kid: Are you listening!?
Fūka: Just let us through. We can’t eat if we don’t help out at the orphanage.
Rinne: I’m sorry…! We’ll apologize, so please…!
Kid: Let me treat you to a drink, you bums.
Kid: You little–!!
Fūka: Rinne, stop crying already.
Text: The girls who were born with nothing and lived their lives being hurt by others.
Rinne: But Fū…!
Fūka: Come now, I’m fine!
Fūka: I wanted to become strong in order to protect what was important to me. But…
Fūka: Happiness and the things I held precious would always break.
Fūka: I’m sick of losing things because I’m weak…!
Text: Caught up in the flow of things, fighting back…
Text: …she loses what she has obtained.
Text: The girl still hasn’t encountered…
Text: …her future and her fate.

The video features the anime’s opening theme song “Future Strike” by Yui Ogura, the voice actress who plays protagonist Fūka’s childhood friend, Rinne. Rinne will play a large role in Vivid Strike, as protagonist Fūka’s life is changed into one of daily street fights when she is forced to part with her.

Not only is Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha creator Masaki Tsuzuki part of the project as script-writer and creator of the original concept, but Scotland native Scott MacDonald–whom we previously interviewed–will be serving as art director on the project.

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The anime will premiere on October 2 at 12:30 a.m. JST on the Tokyo MX channel in Japan.

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